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France to Supply Ukraine With a New Batch of Aster Anti-Aircraft Missiles

France to send Ukraine a new batch of Aster anti-aircraft missiles for SAMP/T air defense system.

This was stated on Tuesday during hearings in the National Assembly by French Minister of Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, European Pravda reports citing Reuters

“I can probably tell you that I have just signed a second batch of Aster missiles precisely to ensure that the SAMP/T system that we handed over with our Italian partners continues to work, as far as intercepting Russian missiles is concerned,” said Lecornu.

Neither the number of missiles transferred nor the delivery schedule were detailed.

The French Minister also added that the MBDA manufacturer is continuing its efforts to speed up the missile production process.

Earlier on May 14, French President Emmanuel Macron had promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that additional French weaponry would be sent to Kyiv soon.

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